We’ve had this wall in our kitchen where there’s a window AND a register on the floor. Plus it’s a walkway, so I had given up any hope that this area could be functional and have any organizational. But on a trip to IKEA, I happened upon the PERFECT piece to put here! It’s this cabinet (also comes in black/brown, and gray stain)that’s meant for putting shoes inside… but we use it for school books, papers, etc. And on top, its my plant propagation station! I love everything about it! It even is set up on legs to let the air out of our register!
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Since this is a high-traffic area AND we have young children (who are surprisingly aggressive for being girls), I just kinda knew that it would get scratches and knicks here and there. Having scratches on furniture is just an inevitable part of life, and I think a lot of us have just come to live with it. Right? You too?
Ironically, the first scratch happened on the top surface, which would be MY fault and not my aggressive children. And I was recently introduced to a product by Mohawk called 3 in 1 Repair Stick that fixes scratches by not only matching the IKEA furniture shades perfectly, but it also fills the scratch to make it completely level and basically invisible when you’re done. And it takes about 30 seconds… sooooooo.
Simply take the clear cap off the fill stick side and rub the scratch at a 45* angle until it’s good and packed. It’s ok if there’s excess! Because then you’re going to use the flat scraper side of the clear lid and level things off by scraping in the direction of the scratch.
Finally, take the black cap off and depress the tip with your finger, then press the tip several times onto a cloth until the ink starts flowing. Use it just like a marker and draw a line over where the scratch was, and dab it with your finger to feather out the finish and make it seamless with the rest of the furniture finish!
I literally can’t even find where this scratch was. And the best part is that I can just keep this handy Repair Stick in the nearby junk drawer for future scratches to this piece (and any other white IKEA furniture we have in our house)!
Now you have no excuses for those scratches on your furniture! This quick fix is instant gratification!
That’s an awesome tip! I have several scratches on my IKEA desks and I can’t wait to try it out.
Quick question: did you use White or True White?
Thanks a lot!